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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

By the Sea altered book

Dear scrappers,
I wanted to share the beginning of an adventure I started with a friend (dear Ann).
She approached me with the great idea of doing an altered book for her parents for their anniversary. They went to a cruise ship to celebrate this big event :-) and came home with plenty of pictures and memorabilia...
We started by going to the half price books store to find an appropriated candidate for this adventure. This will be my first take at an altered book:
Ship
David MacAulay













This book has great graphics and potential. After we removed the book jacket with found this gets embossed ship in the back of the book, upsides own... Thus we went to work to cut remove the binding and rebind it upside down at the front and distress it to make it part of the book cover...

We added painter tape to frame the embossed ship and distress it without inking the whole cover. We used some Tim Holtz distress inks with an applicator...















We then diluted some Tim Holtz paint with water in a water mist-bottle and sprayed around the remaining craft colored cover...

Afterward we cut some Graphic 45 "By the Sea" paper borders to connect the binding and the new colored covers. Ann got really exited about burning off the edges to distress the papers, thus she got that job done ;-)













We added some distressed, inked, and glitzzed paper cut-outs to the front cover to highlight the distressed ship and cut the titled and burned the edges as well.

Ann loved the quote in the paper graphics, thus we used it as well.















We added some burlap scraps for framing one of the pictures for the back cover.






The rest of the album will follow later, I will keep you post it...
Have a great week,
Vicky



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Vicky Tovar

Monday, April 7, 2014

Easter Themed Burlap Canvas Class

Dear scrappers,
I had tons of fun today making the sample for my coming class this Wednesday at 10:30 am...



A friend of mine, Andrea, challenged me to make a class using some burlap canvas she got at Michaels in special, well, I did :-)
Here is the result. I got some modeling paste from Teresa Collins and her stencils, thus I decided to play with it and include it in this class:


I added some acrylic beige color to it and sponged some crystal blue ink from CTMH in some places...


I cut the bird, the house and the branch with the flowers using my new Cricut Explorer, which by the way I love!!!!!



I was able to cut and write at the same time, see the green leaves...


I got some old Easter embellishments I got in an exchange by mail long time ago and used along with some new ones I bought from Hobby Lobby...



I sponged some juniper ink (CTMH) to the already glued greenery... I used CTMH liquid glass to glue every piece because burlap is very porous and anything else didn't work as well...


I even added some wood fence, which I wanted to paint before hand, but decided against it last minute...
I left some parts of the canvas without the modeling paste on purpose to show the burlap through...
In the end, it was a great project, thanks Andrea for challenging me...
Have a very blessed week,
Vicky

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Vicky Tovar